Black Charlotte Is Frustrated—and That’s by Design

By Greg Lacour, The Nation

“Even as the city center has flourished, pockets of the city remain as isolated and bereft as before—and the contrast between the glittering downtown and neglected neighborhoods on the city’s west and east sides helped drive protesters’ frustration last week. ‘For the people we serve,’ the pastor of an east-side black Baptist church told the Associated Press, “the Queen City is only the Queen City if you get on the train and ride into the glimmering, crystal core.'”

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